A look back at Ipswich in September 1984 featuring Sir Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff Richard performing for the children at Thomas Wolsey School Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Sir Cliff Richard performing for the children at Thomas Wolsey School Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: RICHARD SNASDELL

In September 1984 there was a marathon, the grand opening of the Ipswich Ski Centre, a visit from Sir Cliff Richard and more. Can you see anyone you know in the pictures?

Massive number of runners participating in the Ipswich Marathon Picture: OWEN HINES

Massive number of runners participating in the Ipswich Marathon Picture: OWEN HINES - Credit: OWEN HINES

In September 1984 hundreds of runners filled the streets of Ipswich to run the Ipswich Marathon. The course took the runners all over the town including along the waterfront.

Runners making their way down the waterfront Picture: OWEN HINES

Runners making their way down the waterfront Picture: OWEN HINES - Credit: OWEN HINES

This wasn’t the only sporting event to take place that month, the town also saw the opening of the Ipswich Ski Centre.

The official opening of Ipswich Ski Slope Picture: IVAN SMITH

The official opening of Ipswich Ski Slope Picture: IVAN SMITH - Credit: IVAN SMITH

The grand opening saw crowds of people putting on a pair of skies and testing out the new slopes. Were you one of those?

The Corn Exchange hosting a beer festival in its main hall Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

The Corn Exchange hosting a beer festival in its main hall Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: RICHARD SNASDELL

It was a busy month for our town and one which pleased beer lovers as an Ipswich beer festival took place at the Corn Exchange - visitors enjoyed sampling the various beers on offer.

Children on their first day back to school after the summer holidays at Britannia School Picture: D

Children on their first day back to school after the summer holidays at Britannia School Picture: DAVID KINDRED - Credit: DAVID KINDRED


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In the same month we welcomed back pupils at Britannia School by sending down our photographer to take pictures of them as they begun their new school year.

The children got the chance to have a music lesson with Sir Cliff Richard Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

The children got the chance to have a music lesson with Sir Cliff Richard Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL - Credit: RICHARD SNASDELL

However, children at Thomas Wolsey School had a much bigger surprise when Sir Cliff Richard visited them ahead of his Gaumont show to give the children a special assembly show.

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